How to bake mackerel deliciously: two best recipes for all occasions

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How to bake mackerel deliciously. Source: realfood.tesco.com

Mackerel is a versatile, budget-friendly fish that is best suited for baking. It can be baked with a delicious marinade or sauce, vegetables such as onions, carrots, or tomatoes, or simply with spices.

Food blogger Snizhana Dudok (snizhana.dudok) shared a recipe for baked mackerel in marinade on her Instagram page.

Recipe for baked mackerel in marinade


  • mackerel – 2 pcs.
  • mustard – 2 tsp.
  • soy sauce – 3 tbsp. 
  • salt – 0.5 tsp.
  • smoked paprika – 0.5 tsp.
  • lemon juice – 2 tbsp.
  • coriander + pepper mixture – 0.5 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Remove the tail and head from the mackerel. Make an incision along the ridge and remove it. Wash and dry the cleaned fish.

Recipes for cooking mackerel

2. Then make cuts along the length of the mackerel, not reaching the belly. Turn each cut upwards.

3. Combine the ingredients for the marinade. Lubricate the mackerel with it.

Baked mackerel in the oven

4. Bake the fish at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Food blogger Anastasiia Barbar (nastiabarbar) shared a recipe for baked mackerel with vegetables and spices on her Instagram page.

Baked mackerel recipe with spices and vegetables


  • mackerel – 1 pc.
  • salt – 1 tsp.
  • seasoning for fish – 1 tsp.
  • soy sauce – 2 tbsp. 
  • oil – 2 tbsp.
  • lemon juice – 1/2 tsp.
  • onion – 1 pc.
  • tomato – 1 pc.

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the fish into portions. Mix with all the spices.

How to cook mackerel deliciously

2. Cut onion and tomato into rings.

3. Put the ingredients in a mold as follows: a piece of fish, onion, and tomato rings.

How to bake mackerel with onion and tomato deliciously

4. Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

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